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Corporate Educational Services -- Joseph Pickett, Experts Briefings
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Corporate Educational Services -- Joseph Pickett, Experts Briefings

Complying with federal regulations is a tricky business, especially for companies in the pharmaceutical and medical-device industries, where many will spend hundreds of thousands of dollars a year to send their employees to required educational conferences. Joseph Pickett of Experts Briefings has found a way around this big expense by offering companies the same experts and packaged information through his teleconferencing business. Pickett lines up the speakers for the teleconference and then hosts it from his home computer, charging companies $400 a head. Pickett purchased the company in early 2008 and has increased revenue from $25,000 to $300,000 in less than a year. "My price for customers and for most pharma companies is chump change, but for me working out of my house, it's a lot of money."